intestine. when esperanza was starving, she ate corn cobs. corn cobs can be lethal to dogs. >> it's not that unusual for dogs to eat corn cobs and that's something your viewing public might want to know is never give your dog corn cobs because this is not the first dog we have take than out of. >> reporter: he is per ran za is dolling with, gaining weight and ready to be adopted. >> she came in one of those really special animals that, you know, you never forget. she came in and even though she was in horrible shape, she was loving, she was affectional. >> reporter: her ribs are still a little close to the surface, but she is a lucky dog who now has more than hope for a good life. >> such a great story, and, of course, the shelter is a wonderful place to meet a new friend or add to the family. thanks for news4 this week. i'm veronica johnson. thanks for joining us. until next time, be safe, be kind, remember to be happy.